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    Pastors For Hogan Coalition Join Growing Democratic Coalition for Hogan

    By Hamil R. Harris, Special to the AFRO A coalition of African-American pastors announced its support for Maryland Governor Larry Hogan.  This proclamation comes at a time when some of the state’s top Democratic veterans privately...

    Trump Meets With Black Pastors, Draws Criticism

    By Hamil R. Harris, Special to the AFRO President Donald Trump recently met with  African American pastors at the White House that is supposed be part of a larger effort to  build relationships and craft...

    Sister and Mom Trio Celebrate 2nd Anniversary of Smoothies and Business

    By George Kevin Jordan, Special to the AFRO Note to everyone. Not every business venture with family ends up on Iyanla's “Fix My Life” on OWN. In fact Lauren Williamson, Chanel Grant, and their mother Toya...

    New Developments in Cure for Sickle Cell Disease from NIH

    By Akira Kyles, Special to the AFRO The National Institutes of Health (NIH) announced, Sept. 13, the launch of an initiative to speed up the development of a better cure for sickle cell disease. NIH is the...

    Famed Choir Director Showcases Choir Legacy at Eastern High School

    By Hamil R. Harris, Special to The AFRO The National Church of God in Fort Washington, Maryland was filled with an eclectic offering of music last July 7 as generations of singers from the District’s Eastern...

    Apparent Terrorist Attack Thwarted By Feds at National Harbor

    By Mark F. Gray, AFRO Staff Writer, [email protected] National Harbor may have been the target of a terrorist plot that was thwarted by authorities.  Federal officials have charged Rondell Henry, 28, of Germantown, who allegedly planned to...

    Safeway Departure Leaves Central Prince Georgians in Food Desert

    Two Safeway grocery stores in Maryland will close on July 2 resulting in the loss of 164 jobs, according to Work Adjustment and Retraining Notices (WARN) on the Maryland Department of Labor website. One...

    Durant’s “Adopted Brother” Shot to Death in Atlanta

    By Mark F. Gray, AFRO Staff Writer, [email protected] Cliff Dixon, who was known at one time as NBA superstar Kevin Durant’s “adopted brother,” was shot to death at an Atlanta nightclub March 20. Multiple reports confirmed that Durant’s...

    Black Restaurant Week Comes to DC

    By Lauren E Williams, Special to the AFRO Get your calendars ready, and your stomachs emptied because the DMV is set to host Black Restaurant Week November 4-11. Focused on highlighting culinary cuisines from Black chefs,...

    Meet the African American Candidates in Prince George’s County

    By James Wright, Special to the AFRO, [email protected] Prince George’s County has some major candidates running for election this year, including in the gubernatorial, delegates, senate, and county executive race.  With a low voting turnout in...

    Police Identify 3 People Fatally Shot in Prince George’s County District Heights Home

    DISTRICT HEIGHTS, Md. (AP) — Police have identified two women and one man who were fatally shot at a home in a Washington suburb. Prince George's County police said in a news release Saturday that...

    What Does It Take to Start a Business in Ward 7?

    By James Wright, Special to the AFRO, [email protected] Entrepreneurs who operate their businesses in the District of Columbia's Eastern End often complain about getting capital to fund their businesses. However, a lending expert with the Washington Area...
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